SOLAR: A type of solar panel pioneered in Ohio is poised to benefit from technological advances, supply chain politics, and new federal incentives. (Energy News Network)

• Kansas utilities speak out against a proposed bill that would allow small businesses and other organizations to contract directly with investors on solar projects. (Kansas Reflector)
• Chicago-based utility ComEd expects to double its number of community solar projects, bringing online 150 total projects by the end of 2023. (PV Magazine)
• A Nebraska county considers restrictions on various types of solar projects to address public concerns around noise and glare. (News Channel Nebraska)

• A Native American tribe based in northwestern Michigan receives nearly $100,000 in federal funding to study the feasibility of creating a tribal utility. (MiBiz)
• The Indiana House passes a bill that would let utilities recoup several types of unexpected costs from customers prior to regulatory approval. (WBAA)

NUCLEAR: University of Michigan researchers are involved with advanced nuclear energy studies that could help identify possible sites for small reactors. (Michigan Radio)

RENEWABLES: Eastern Ohio county officials hear arguments for and against a ban on large-scale wind and solar projects in multiple townships. (The Review)

• A draft of an Iowa bill seeking to limit the use of eminent domain for carbon capture pipelines erroneously included a provision that would have exempted at least two pipeline companies from the restrictions. (Iowa Capital Journal)
• Opposition to a proposed carbon capture pipeline builds among dozens of residents in southeastern Iowa who are planning upcoming protests. (Tri States Public Radio)
• Enbridge says plans are still moving forward for an underground tunnel in the Great Lakes to house the Line 5 pipeline as the company awaits additional state and federal permits. (WLUC)

BIOFUELS: Experts say Iowa’s ethanol industry is at a crossroads and its future is highly dependent on the construction of pipelines to transport producers’ carbon emissions. (Iowa Capital Dispatch)

CLIMATE: Nebraska residents face growing public health risks associated with climate change as the state warms and becomes more vulnerable to disease and extreme weather. (Omaha World-Herald)

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Andy compiles the Midwest Energy News digest and was a journalism fellow for Midwest Energy News from 2014-2020. He is managing editor of MiBiz in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and was formerly a reporter and editor at City Pulse, Lansing’s alternative newsweekly.